Month: May 2016

Talawa seeking theatremakers aged 16-25 for YPTP:16

If you are aged 18 – 25, creative and want to work in theatre, join TYPT:16. Talawa’s TYPT gives you the chance to work with the UK’s primary Black-led theatre company, to collaborate with professionals and to create a brand new piece of theatre – and it’s FREE! How it works: TYPT is a collaboration between experienced practitioners …

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New Works of Merit 2016 Playwriting Contest ($25 entry fee)

The New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest is an international  playwriting contest developed in 2003 to bring works of social significance to the general public, works that might not otherwise have the opportunity to be presented.  They aim to present  “powerful, heart-felt new works that not only entertain, but also educate, enlighten, and uplift humanity.” The contest receives mentorship and interns from Merit …

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The Eddy (online theatre subscription service) open to play submissions

The Eddy is currently open to play submissions from unproduced playwrights under age 35. About The Eddy: ‘The Eddy is a digital, subscriber-based theatre community unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. The Eddy is a revolutionary platform whose main purpose is to distribute scripts by up and coming playwrights to subscribers interested in reading, and even …

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Second Sons Theatre Company seeking short alternative comedy plays

Second Sons Theatre Company, based in London, is currently open to submissions for short comedy plays for their new writing night Play Time. The event is at Theatre N16 in Balham on Friday 2nd September at 7.30pm. What to submit:  They are looking for five ‘unique, alternative comedies.’ Plays must be between 5 and 15 minutes and feature no more …

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Pursued By A Bear: “Is it a bad idea to write about my troubled relationship with my father?”

Pursued By A Bear is our weekly advice column with playwright Adam Taylor.  He’ll tackle your playwriting questions – from practical issues to existential dilemmas – relying on nothing but his bare wits, brute strength, and questionable personal experiences. “Hey Adam, this is a bit more personal than most of the questions you get, so I understand if …

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‘Tonic Celebrates’ event recognizing women in theatre

Tonic Celebrates Wednesday 22 June at 7pm Ambassadors Theatre West Street, London, WC2H 9ND Tonic Theatre is celebrating the achievements of leading theatre practitioners. At each Tonic Celebrates event they’ll bring together a group of remarkable women to talk about their careers, successes and inspirations. Followed by audience Q&A. In the first event, Lighting designer Paule Constable (Warhorse), Tricycle Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham (Red …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 27 May 2016

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline). Want to be sure you never miss …

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Literary Projects Co-ordinator at RSC

The Royal Shakespeare Company produces Shakespeare’s plays in context, alongside the work of his contemporaries and today’s writers. The company’s Literary Department commissions and develops new plays, adaptations and translations to produce on all of the company’s stages. About the role:  The Literary Projects Co-ordinator is the first point of contact for writers and artists …

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Eastside Screenwriters free Screenwriting Course for 16-19 year olds

Eastside Screenwriters is a free summer programme which enables enthusiastic young writers aged 16 – 19 to gain the skills they need to create engaging and original film scripts over the course of a month. The course will lead participants through the process of turning a good idea into a great screenplay. Participants will have …

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